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For (honestly probably much longer) at least a decade now I have suffered from horrible chronic nausea on a daily basis. I have had times in the past where it has flared up and gotten almost unbearable but this may be the worst period yet. This particular flare up has lasted for over two weeks now. My symptoms primarily are, obviously, unbearable debilitating nausea. I feel like crying because it is so horrible and like I need to lay down which really doesn't even help. But I feel so physically limited by the nausea that I cannot function well. I do not have any real dizziness but I do have some issues with fatigue, just feeling weak, drained, beat, etc. It is, and I cannot stress this enough, constant. From the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep, I feel on the verge of vomiting. I do not actually vomit often but sometimes it does happen. Some circumstances make it much worse such as driving, not sleeping as much as I need, if I take medicine, eating. I have found next to nothing that helps it. Chewing minty gum and eating salty food are the only things which seem to make an impact but it is a very minor and short lived improvement.
I have had 7 to 8 blood tests performed in the last 2 years because of this persistent nausea, all of which have come back completely normal with the exception of my alkaline phosphatase which is always just barely outside of the normal range on the low side.
I also have had a kidney ultrasound and a gallbladder ultrasound, also normal. Finally, I had an endoscopy performed that found some inflammation and a couple of polyps which were removed during the procedure. Everytime I have been referred to a GI doctor I have been put on proton pump inhibitors for months, sometimes years with absolutely no improvement. I believe I have likely tried every one in the book.
I have also regularly taken promethazine and zofran with very little effect. Over the counter antinausea medications do not help.
Long story short, I am just so sick of being sick. I am going to a new general practitioner tomorrow but I want to have some idea of what to be looking for.
Does anyone have any ideas or experiences that may help give me some direction?
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